FIDE President at the 2nd Arab Elite Chess Championship
Tuesday, 25 June 2013 07:15
The 2nd Arab Elite Championship, the Kirsan Ilyumzhinov Cup with twelve of the highest rated players from eleven Arab countries took place at the Dubai Chess Club in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. The main sponsor of the tournament is the FIDE President. The prize fund is $50,000. The event is held in odd years. The FIDE President arrived in Dubai to take part in the closing ceremony and prize giving. At the closing ceremony also present were Ibrahim Al Bannai, President of Arab Chess Federation and Sheikh Saoud Al Mualla, President of Sharjah Chess and Cultural Club. After the closing ceremony the FIDE President played a friendly blitz game with the winner of tournament GM Mohamed Al-Modiahki from Qatar.